The Barton Creek community enjoys a well-earned reputation for luxury living, award-winning golf, and superb amenities, all amidst the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. The 4,000 acres of Barton Creek are located just 15 minutes southwest of downtown Austin on the edge of the Hill Country with green, rolling hills and a multitude of area lakes. Today's Barton Creek Community consists of twenty neighborhoods with ownership options including single family homes, detached condominiums, interval ownership, and retirement living. The community is further enhanced by the 4,000± acre Barton Creek Preserve, adjacent to the western boundary of Barton Creek and bordering the Verano Drive community. Donated to the Nature Conservancy of Texas by Stratus Properties in 1994, the preserve serves to enhance water quality and protect the homes of endangered species, including the Golden Cheeked Warbler and the Black-Capped Vireo. The Barton Creek Resort and Club is a national resort winner of the Environmental Leaders in Golf Award and the first three courses are certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries.